If you don't want to listen to me shill stuff, you might want to skip this post. Sorry in advance.
As you're probably well aware, I'm in charge of not only this website here, but I'm also in charge of SBNation Minnesota, one of SBNation's many regional "hub" websites. I'm putting this out there because we have a couple of openings on our staff that we need to get filled in the near future here.
There are a few things that you need to be able to do in order to be a part of the team.
-You must be a fan of Minnesota sports.
-You must have very good writing/grammar skills.
-You must be possess the ability to write creatively. (Not standing on your head or anything.) We generally want one longer "feature-type" piece per week.
-You need to have the ability to meet deadlines for certain stories to get out there.
-You must have the willingness to incorporate certain terms into your titles and things like that to make them search engine friendly.
It doesn't make any difference if you're a general Minnesota sports fan or if you're a die-hard fan of one particular team. Among our current staff, we have both. . .Bryan Reynolds, who is a part of SBNation's Minnesota Wild website, Hockey Wilderness, generally handles 99% of the stuff pertaining to the Wild, and Jon Marthaler, whose work you can find on approximately 206 different websites (both on SBNation as well as around the internet), has provided insights on numerous Minnesota sports teams. Ted, Eric, and myself are all over at the regional site as well, so as you can imagine we've got the Vikings pretty well covered, and we do a pretty decent job with the Twins, in my opinion, as well. The Timberwolves and the Gophers may be our weaker points, if we have weaker points, so if you're extra passionate about or have great knowledge of either of those teams, we especially encourage you to come forward.
SBNation is one of the best and fastest growing companies out there. The leadership is outstanding, and as you can see from the ton of sponsorships that this site has gotten (as well as the ones that other SBNation sites have gotten), the company is truly being recognized as a force in the sports and media world. So, if you've ever read this site or SBNation Minnesota and said to yourself, "Man, I could do that," well. . .here's your opportunity to do that.
Feel free to drop me a line at my regular e-mail address, DailyNorseman AT Gmail DOT com, and express your interest. . .be sure to put "SBNation Minnesota" in the subject line or something so I know that that's what you're looking for. It helps if you have samples of your previous works at places to reference as well.
Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen.